Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Aug. 12

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned against any Israeli presence in the Gulf region, Press TV reported Monday.

"Any presence of the Zionist regime (of Israel) in the Gulf waters is illegal, as it may result in war and confrontation in the region," Alireza Tangsiri, the navy commander of IRGC, said on Sunday. (Iran-Israel-Gulf)

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim on Monday held a phone call with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and discussed means to boost bilateral ties and find solutions for the regional crises.

Al-Hakim and Shoukry exchanged views over a number of issues, including the crises in the Middle East, and asserted the need to provide effective political solutions, and to undertake initiatives aimed at achieving security and stability in this sensitive region of the world, a statement by the foreign ministry said. (Iraq-Egypt)

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RIYADH -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received on Monday the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Minna, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting was also attended by the Saudi crown prince and discussed ties between the two countries. The two sides reviewed the regional situations, especially in Yemen and efforts to tackle them. (Saudi-UAE)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel has concluded a multi-national naval exercise simulating a mega-earthquake hitting the northern country and killing thousands, the Israeli army said on Monday.

The drill, dubbed "Might Waves" and led by the Israeli navy and the U.S. 6th Fleet, is the largest naval exercise ever held in Israel. (Israel-Drill) Enditem

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